Check out the IndieEye Film Awards podcast on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts where we'll discuss each month's submissions and winners!


If you’re reading this, you likely finished a very important project. You sacrificed your time, resources and probably your sanity, to finally reach the finish line. We at IndieEye Film Awards have gone through the same creative marathon and we understand how it feels. IndieEye is for filmmakers, by filmmakers.

IndieEye Film Awards is a monthly and annual online event which celebrates Independent U.S. and international films of all genres.

Our platform exists to discover those independent gems which deserve recognition. We love indie films - no budget, micro budget, low budget - WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE.

Not everyone has blockbuster budgets to work with, so we respect and embrace the power of storytelling with the resources available. Having been through the process ourselves many times, we appreciate the hard work and dedication required to complete an independent short or feature.

We select and award films in each monthly edition. Official selections are screened privately for consideration. Monthly competition winners are then eligible for our annual awards. Official selections and winners will receive laurels.

Monthly and annual selections will be listed on our website. As we grow our social media presence, IndieEye will create individual Instagram posts for winners to share.

IndieEye Film Awards is committed to supporting the creative community from which we came. Show us what you have!

Each month, we will choose Official Selections and Winners for:

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Comedy Short
Best Fan Fiction
Best Animation
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Original Music/Song/Score

Entrees must have been completed after January 2019.
Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.
If submitting to a sub-category, we highly encourage submitting to a main category.
If submitting for 'Best Actor' or 'Best Supporting Actor', please indicate in your cover letter the name of the Actor you wish to be considered.
Shorts must be less than 45 minutes.
Your submission grants IndieEye Film Awards permission to use posters, stills, and trailers to promote films.
There are no waivers or refunds for submission fees.
All submissions must provide screener link via FilmFreeway.
Protecting your premiere status can be crucial. All submissions are viewed and scored privately.
IndieEye film awards will never take unauthorized possession of your content. If a written review is requested, we might request download so that the content can be viewed properly for best consideration.

Overall Rating
  • Rilee Kennedy

    Was thankful to have my short, “Omega”, be chosen for Best Horror here. This festival stands out from the other online festivals I’ve entered thanks to the podcast they also release where they discuss the films honestly and give great feedback.

    August 2022
  • Marisa Cohen

    Highly recommended! IndieEye has something very special to offer and is an innovator in the awards festival space. The awards and podcast are run by a very savvy and professional team. This was a great experience.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing with us, Marisa!

  • Michael Bowman

    Well done. Easy to work with. Great feedback on the podcast. Will definitely submit work again! Great job!!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Michael!

  • IndieEye was one of the best experiences I've had as a filmmaker. My film "You've Matched" was lucky enough to win Best Comedy Short and Best Director. The IndieEye team made us feel like we'd won an Oscar. Their podcast was simply amazing. If you're looking for a great festival and a great experience, you found it here.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Wow! So kind of you to say all of this, Justin! We appreciate the feedback and we adore your work! Thank you for sharing!

  • Rob Barnett

    What a fabulous online festival that brings the films to life with entertaining and well thought out reviews on their podcast! We were so honored to be a part of this event and loved hearing about the great work of others at the same time. Thank you so much, well done!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Rob! You made May so much fun!